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Birmingham Town Hall flys the flag to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ youth suicide

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On World Suicide Prevention Day (Monday 10th September), Gay Times Magazine have created ‘The Flag We Shouldn’t Be Proud Of’ which will be raised at Birmingham’s iconic landmark, Town Hall. This ceremonial version of the iconic pride flag has 2 of the 6 stripes removed in order to represent the 2 in 6 LGBTQ young […]

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The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice Conference

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By Caroline Paige – Outburst Newsletter. On 24th May Sue Sanders, Lizzie Wallis, and I attended The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice Conference in Bishopsgate, London, representing Schools OUT UK, and networking with leading advocates and champions in the pursuit of equal rights for LGBTQ employees, both domestic and international. Caroline and Lizzie briefly tell us […]

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Peter Tatchell: The Economic Cost Of Homophobia

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By Nicholas Chinardet – Outburst Newsletter Freshly returned from his ordeal in Russia, having been arrested for publicly showing support to local LGBT+ people on the margins of the World Cup of football, Peter Tatchell was back on a much more civilised breached on 19 June for the launch of his foundation’s latest report. A […]

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New fund launched to combat LGBTQI discrimination in Asia

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A new fund to support LGBTQI activism in Asia has been established, sponsored by Audeliss & INvolve Founder and CEO, Suki Sandhu, and managed by GiveOut. Under ‘The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund’, grants will be provided to support activists working across Asia to improve the lives of LGBTQI people. GiveOut and Suki Sandhu are […]

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Trade Unions and LGBT Equality: A Q&A with Peter Purton

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Peter Purton was the Trade Union Congress’ disabilities and LGBT officer from 1998 until his retirement in 2016. A committed campaigner for LGBT rights since the seventies, his latest book, Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain, is a comprehensive account of the crucial role that the trade unions played in the […]

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Further the Fight: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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Across the world, struggles against violence and discrimination continue to rage on. Created in 2004, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17 aims to draw attention to the global plight of LGBT people. May 17 is now, 14 years later, established as the most important date for mobilising marginalised communities to […]

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Number One in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List

The National Assembly for Wales has been recognised as the 2018 UK leading employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the latest Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The Assembly is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh […]

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Caerphilly Youth Services launch LGBTQ+ Youth Group

Caerphilly Youth Services, Basement team run Caerphilly Borough’s only specific LGBTQ+ group for young people, providing a safe and confidential environment where young people are able to express their true selves, whilst meeting other young people that share the same experiences and issues. The group is for any young people aged 11-25 that identify as […]

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Third Nordic Rainbow History & Culture Month

Bill Schiller of the Nordic Rainbow History and Culture Month… Plans are underway for the third LGBT History Month in the Nordic zone this coming October, featuring seminars, performance, film screenings, music, dance, drama, poetry, art and photography. The idea for a Nordic LGBT HM was long ago kindled by LGBT History Month in the UK […]

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LGBT Youth Homelessness and The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Albert Kennedy Trust launched in 1989, becoming the world’s first ever service for homeless LGBT youth. Nearly 30 years on, we talk to Grahame Robertson – part of the AKT support team – about why the Trust are still very much needed and what they have planned for LGBT History Month. How would you […]

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